Unitemps Annual Conference 2016

On Thursday 14th and Friday 15th July 2016, Unitemps hosted their 5th annual conference at the University of Warwick.

With over 75 staff in attendance, this year’s conference was the largest to date and provided an excellent forum for our staff to share thoughts and ideas whilst learning and engaging with the growing network.

The first day consisted of various interactive and collaborative sessions, covering everything from our new company mascot to how the EU referendum may effect our sector.

The day was then brought to a close with an inspiring talk from Olympic gold medallist Greg Searle, who spoke about overcoming obstacles and working together as a team.

The second day allowed us to put this into practice with our very own office Olympics, incorporating a range of team building activities and sports.

The event also saw our annual awards evening where we celebrated the various successes of Unitemps staff over the past year.

The awards recognise individuals and teams for achievements ranging from Branch of the Year to Long Service awards.

The 2016 Unitemp Awards Winners:


Runner Up


External Consultant of the Year

Evie Sharma, University of Warwick

Femi Yusoof, University of Roehampton

Internal Consultant of the Year

Charlotte Borrows, De Montfort University

Sarah Cope, Staffordshire University

Branch of the Year

University of Surrey

University of Northampton

Support Person of the Year

John Naughton, University of Warwick

Tibi Parvanov, University of Warwick

Newcomer of the Year

Matt Vincent, University of Nottingham

Amy Moore, Canterbury Christ Church University

Job of the Year


Gary McNally, Staffordshire University

FRM Award


Ray Peverill, University of Leicester

Compliance Award


City University London

Innovation of the Year 2016


Unigrad, Charlotte Helliwell, University of Northampton

Long Service Award – 5 years


Laurence Gent-Randall, University of Surrey

Long Service Award – 5 years


Nikki Prior, University of Surrey

Long Service Award – 10 years


Lucy Burbanks, University of Warwick

The two days were a resounding success and we are already eagerly anticipating next year’s conference. We look forward to seeing what the next year will bring as we look to expand our ever-growing network…